Named Best Aesthetic Physician by readers of the Morning Call for five years running, Azani Medical Spa's Dr. Monica Carezani-Gavin helps her crew of professionals to resurface clients? fa?ades with noninvasive exfoliating treatments. Designed to treat a larger surface area than traditional microdermabrasion, 45-minute vibradermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate facial skin with one large abrasive surface rather than a spray of crystals or off-duty nail files. The procedure works to boost collagen production and smooth wrinkles with relatively little epidermal irritation. Alternatively, a 30-minute chemical peel sloughs off cliques of superficial skin cells with a specialized solution, helping to reduce fine lines, age spots, acne, and catty comments about other cells? outfits. Clients might experience temporary redness and a slight tingling sensation, and surface layers may continue to flake off for up to 48 hours after treatment, depending on the depth of the peel.
As they await treatment, clients can collect complimentary soft drinks and snacks from the reception area?s martini bar or relax to the soothing sounds of a gurgling waterfall and its mouthwash-swilling backup singers.
Dozens of makeup compacts add color to the airy interior of Panache Skin Care & Makeup Studio, where beauticians enhance clients' natural features with their own signature line of cosmetics. Of course, makeup is most striking when it's applied to clean, healthy skin, which is why the studio also stocks a full line of professional Dermalogica products.
Panache, however, is much more than a cosmetics studio. The menu of beauty services includes everything from eyebrow threading to exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. There's also an educational element to the studio?regular makeup lessons teach students how to add just the right amount of blush and how to effectively camouflage oneself in a jungle setting. The studio is also replete with certain perks, such as on-site parking and memberships on a monthly- or yearly-basis.
A peaceful oasis in your busy day, Qitopia offers massages, facials, and reflexology in beautifully appointed private rooms. The trained practitioners at Qitopia?formerly known as New You Massage in Deptford Mall?use the quiet space to soothe faces, backs, and feet with authentic Chinese modalities such as shiatsu and tuina. They free the body's energy, known as qi, from blockages by performing acupressure with hot stones and plugging in any bodily power cords. Tension lifts from clients' statures as the experts gently stretch limbs and release tight joints, using aromatherapy oils and lotions to aid relaxation and detoxification. Chinese massages also unleash a host of benefits from enhanced immunity and energy to reduced hypertension.
Led by stylist Kathy Febert, the staff at Prizms Salon & Day Spa exfoliates skin, prettifies nails, and administers soothing massages. Beauticians imbue nails with vibrant polish using CND products and stylists trim locks into chic hairdos styled in the shape of various continents. Professional therapists banish stress with traditional Swedish or hot-stone massages. The staff's dedication to beautification includes a devotion to pampering clients with high-quality treatments and products.
The licensed massage therapists at Intuitive Touch Spa, present clients with an array of massage modalities. Between the two therapists, they render massages in Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, lomilomi, neuromuscular, sports, reiki, shiatsu, and reflexology modalities as well as offer couples and hot-stone options. The spa dedicates itself to helping clients feel and look their best, it also keeps aestheticians on staff to administer facials, waxing services, and makeup applications using 100% natural products.
While relaxing music, hot towels, and aromatherapy make her massages serene experiences, Tracey Johnson views massage as a legitimate form of medical healing. She specializes in modalities designed to ease the symptoms of such conditions as fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, and the side effects of cancer treatment. Muscle aches submit to the therapeutic pressure of deep tissue massages and expectant mothers can shorten maternity stays with pre-natal massage.